FOREIGN RELATIONS: Ford in China: Warm Hosts

"Significant" was a word never far from Gerald Ford's lips during his five-day visit to Peking. He used it to characterize his long conversation with Chairman Mao Tse-tung. He unfurled it again to describe his three morning sessions with Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping, the tough Pekingese who is acting operational head of the Chinese government. And finally, in his last champagne toast, Ford declared that the whole visit had been "significant," adding that his talks with the Chinese leaders had been "friendly, candid, substantial and constructive." It was as if the President constantly...

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